A winter storm, one predicted to set records, has largely passed through. It has left behind perhaps 10" of snow inside Indianapolis. From 4-6:30 this past afternoon, my apartment complex was without power. I have ample candles and blankets. But it started to become worrisome as the Sun set and information about shelters was hard to come by. It was not much below freezing, but the temperature started its long plunge to a predicted -20°F, some predicting -40°F with windchill.
I do thank the Broad Ripple police for calling me back to confirm the state fairgrounds are a warmth shelter. Additionally, Indianapolis Power & Light got power flowing again.
The power had gone out again recently, so I have all candles burning. The power continues to flicker. The snow on the lines and wind in excess of 20mph do not help. Freezing rain was predicted for early morning, which particularly worries me for another power outage. Thus I am staying up while outside it lurches toward -13°F.